Well, that's pretty much it. What are my options? I don't mean for anyone to outline the steps for building a DVR. I just want to be pointed in the right direction.
Let me outline what I think my options are:
A dumb set top box that will record television without scheduling, etc. For example, when I type "dvr" into newegg, this is what comes up:
If I want to be able to mimic Tivo, then I need to build my own. The main options are MythTV, Windows Media Center and Beyond TV. This answer tackles the "how to" part:
Am I missing something?